HospitalityHomes.Org

Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31

FAQ from Guests

  1. How do I Register to stay in a Hospitality Home?
    First, fill out the Guest Registration Form and submit. It takes a few days for us to approve it. (This is not the same as signing up as a "Friend"--see #6). We will send you a Guest ID #. Once you have a Guest ID, fill out a Reservation Request.
  2. How long can I stay at a Hospitality Home? 
    Most hospitality stays are short-term and range anywhere between 3 days to 2 weeks, depending on the need of the guests. Please note: our hosts cannot accommodate longterm stays, and prefer not to accommodate single night stays. 
  3. Why do I need an official website address for my church or ministry?
    We search your organization to verify that it is official and that your name and position are listed as part of the staff.  If it is not prominently displayed or easily found, the reservation process is delayed. Please note that we do not accept Facebook, unofficial, or personal websites as verification
  4. What do you require besides an official website?
    If we are not able verify your organization or your participation in full-time ministry from your official organization website, we require a Reference Form from your Pastor, Officer of the Board, or supervisor. In some cases, we additionally require an official letter from your organization (on their letterhead) explaining your full-time participation in the organization.
  5. What if I don't have an official website?
    We require a Reference Form from your Pastor, Officer of the Board, or supervisor. In addition, we require an official letter from your organization (on their letterhead) explaining your full-time participation in the organization.
  6. How long does it take to confirm a Reservation once I have been approved?
    After you have submitted a Reservation Request by going to "Online Reservations" and then "Returning Guests" , we send your request to your destination host. It may take several days to several weeks to hear back from them, depending on the host.  We will contact you immediately once we hear from them.
  7. I have forgotten my Guest ID!
    No worries! Just drop us a line at Contact Us and just say "Need my Guest ID" and we will email it to you. You are then ready to go to "Online Reservations" as a "Returning Guest" . If you are a New Guest and have not previously used the Ministry, then see #1.
  8.  I have registered on your Website before, but I have forgotten my password.
    You probably joined our Website as a "friend" and did NOT register as a GUEST, which is NOT the same thing.  You do not need a password, or to join as Friend to submit a "Guest Registration Form"--however, you do need your Guest ID.
  9.  I have used Makahiki/HospitalityHomes.org in the past. Do I need to register again?
    If you have had a hospitality stay in the past, you are already registered as a guest. However, if it has been several years we will ask you to re-register so we can update your contact information and any changes in your position, organization, etc.  We love returning guests, as do our hosts!
  10. How much does it cost to stay in a hospitality home?
    Please see the "Fees" tab. The page breaks down the reservation and processing fees. These fees keep HospitalityHomes.org going. In most homes, there is NO FEE paid to the hosts, however, guests are encouraged to share the expenses with their host as the Lord provides and leads. Our hosts are  generous people who donate their home to be used by Christian workers and lovingly practice their gift of hospitality. The Lord blesses us, them, and YOU all at the same time!

FAQ about Becoming a Host Home

Does a Host Home accept fees?
Fees are only paid to HospitalityHomes.org and is our only source of income. Customarily, there is NO FEE paid to the hosts, however, guests are encouraged to help share the expenses with their host as the Lord provides and leads.

I'm just not sure
That's Ok.  Being a host may take a little time and getting used to.  You can start slowly by taking one or two guests at first to see if you like it.  You tell us how many visits and when.  Each guest is screened through references from their Church or ministry.  As an added blessing, our hosts can become guests and are invited to use any home on our list free of charge.

My house is small     
Don't let that stop you!  The Lord can use any size home as long as you have a heart for hospitality.  Our Hospitality Homes vary from a bedroom in a condo, to guest quarters on the downstairs floor, to a self-contained dwelling.

I'm too remote     
We have many houses located away from all the hustle and bustle, out in the country where worn-out Christian workers can find rest and be renewed.

I'm too urban     
Some of our homes are located right in the city.  Our guests have such a variety of needs and preferences, that your location will be just as welcomed.  The closer you are to a major airport, the more international ministers and missionaries you are bound to get.

Testimonials

  • ""Every time we are here I gain a deeper sense of God?s presence~~~~~~~~~` This week has been such a wonderful time of rest and refreshment, laughter and sweet memories~~~~~~~..."
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    A few expressions of gratitude from our guests
  • "Greetings from Montana, We were encouraged to let you know how much we enjoy the ministry of Hospitality Homes. We have stayed in 3 different homes and have enjoyed them all. 1 ..."
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    We enjoy the ministry of Hospitality Homes.
  • "We would like to thank God for the host family of the Chester Hospitality Home. They are wonderful hosts and the house is amazingly designed to provide a peaceful environment fo..."
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